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Barbara Mason

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An interesting minor soul performer, Mason initially focused on songwriting when she entered the music business in her teens. As a performer, though, she had a huge hit in 1965 with her self-penned “Yes, I’m Ready” (number five pop, number two R&B), a fetching soul-pop confection that spotlighted her high, girlish vocals. One of the first examples of the sweet, lush sound that came to be called Philly soul, she had modest success throughout the rest of the decade on the small Arctic label, reaching the pop Top 40 again in 1965 with “Sad, Sad Girl.”

In the early and mid-’70s, Mason toughened her persona considerably, singing about sexual love and infidelity with a frankness that was uncommon for a female soul singer in songs like “Bed and Board,” “From His Woman to You,” and “Shackin’ Up.” Sweet soul continued to be her groove, and she continued to write some of her material. But the production, as it was throughout soul in the ’70s, was more funk-oriented, and at times Mason would interrupt her singing to deliver some straight-talkin’ raps about romance. Curtis Mayfield produced her on a cover of Mayfield’s “Give Me Your Love,” which restored her to the pop Top 40 and R&B Top Ten in 1973; “From His Woman to You” and “Shackin’ Up” were also solid soul sellers in the mid-’70s. After leaving Buddah Records in 1975, she only dented the charts periodically, with “I Am Your Woman, She Is Your Wife” (1978), “Another Man” (1984), and a couple of other singles.

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  • MURDERGHOST

    Saw her in concert on Saturday, December 7th 2013... she was incredible.

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • RussellChap

    "Another Man" as well as being a brillant boogie tune it's also a great song!

    8 Feb 2012 Reply
  • BigBlackBoobs

    <3

    2 Oct 2011 Reply
  • rooneykarl

    Great song.

    22 Jul 2011 Reply
  • TheAbbott

    I wouldn't say this description is quite accurate cause she is much more, or at least not less talented than many other much more recognized soul artists.

    15 Jun 2011 Reply
  • davevetz

    you better stop is one of the most amazing tunes that i have EVER heard...THANKYOU barbara mason.

    26 Oct 2010 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I used to think it was two different artists with the same name who sang "Another Man" and "Yes, I'm Ready." I know now it is the same person who recorded both songs.

    28 Sep 2010 Reply
  • floydalbert

    The song one-two-three (you her or me) Is one of her best unplayed songs in the mid 70`s from the album the best of the buddah years.

    16 Jun 2010 Reply
  • serious129

    Love it now as much as I did then!!

    20 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Shihta

    качает!

    18 Nov 2009 Reply
  • catsula

    she's HOT!!!

    3 Dec 2008 Reply
  • ivangutz

    One of the best artists of all time!

    16 Oct 2008 Reply
  • 80sfever

    Don't I Ever Cross Your Mind? Sometimes...

    22 Apr 2008 Reply
  • nintendopower

    so good to hear it while watching the Paris is Burning documentary.

    21 Apr 2008 Reply
  • AlfMaster

    Another man is lovin' mine <-- so funny.

    1 Apr 2008 Reply
  • missjeanette

    so delightful.

    13 Sep 2007 Reply

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